The Peace Movement – Thousand Cranes at a Time

February 25, 2020

“A Thousand Cranes” is the true story of the young Japanese girl, Sadako Sasaki, who inspired an international peace movement. The play combines Japanese and American language, music and dance, and highlights Japanese society in the aftermath of World War II.

Sadako was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. When she later developed radiation sickness, Sadako remembered an old story: If a person will just make 1,000 cranes, the gods will grant her a wish and make her healthy. Sadako did not live to finish her cranes, but her friends took up the task and built a monument for her and all the children killed by the atomic bomb.

“This is our cry, this is our prayer. Peace on Earth.”